4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 16, 2013 12:16 PM by Freddie Hutchins

    How do i achieve this filter effect?....

    Freddie Hutchins

      This is for a personal project and how would i go about producing a similar effect to this but I'll use different imagery over the top than the film frame images shown in the vid...

       

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVm7lLfT5MU&feature=youtube_gdata_player

       

       

      Please help

        • 1. Re: How do i achieve this filter effect?....
          Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          What effect? There are legion.

           

          Mostly what I'm seeing is blend modes and opacity with color effects applied to the top layer. This, for example, is a colored version of the out of frame film strip set on top of the video background with it's blend mode set to overlay. There is also a white solid over the background video with the blend mode set to screen with an opacity adjustment.

           

          Screen Shot 2013-10-13 at 7.22.13 AM.png

          Throughout the video it looks like a fractal noise layer has been applied with the color set to a yellow and the blend mode set to overlay or maybe even color.

           

          There's nothing here but layers, transparency and blend modes. Experiment to get what you want.

           

          Now, if you want to talk about the transitions, the camera shake, the exposure changes and the rest, that's a different matter.

          • 2. Re: How do i achieve this filter effect?....
            Freddie Hutchins Level 1

            Thanks rick that's helpful and yes i do want to talk about camera shake. What would you suggest?

            • 3. Re: How do i achieve this filter effect?....
              Rick Gerard Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Camera shake is nothing more than keyframes or a wiggle expression combined with motion blur. One of the best ways to simulate camera shake is to take any kind of video camera, even a phone, and shoot something that is easy to track. Use AE's point tracker to track the motion and then apply those keyframes to your footage. Just make sure that you hold basically the same framing that is in the original shot.

               

              Also, it's usually a good idea to increase the shutter angle in the Composition>Advanced settings to increase the motion blur you get with shaking.

               

              There are a bunch of tutorials out there on adding camera shake in AE. Most of the time I use the video from my phone trick. It always looks real because it is. EZ and cheap is just to open up the position property and add this expression: wiggle(10, 15)

              Then adjust the numbers until you get something you like. The first number is the frequency or number of wiggles per second, the second is the number of pixels you want to move.

              • 4. Re: How do i achieve this filter effect?....
                Freddie Hutchins Level 1

                Thanks Rick, that's extremely helpful, i'll put it into practise!

                 

                Cheers!